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open windows media find your music library in windows media. One the far rightside you will have to option to play, burn or sync. Click burn and start dragging and dropping the songs you want on the cd into the box under burn. once you fill the cd of your done adding songs insert a blank disk and hit burn.

Dell Vostro 1000 | Answered on Mar 31, 2020


Try to uninstall and reinstall aol. That should take care of it

Dell Vostro 200... | Answered on Jan 29, 2020


When you put the DVD in the player, are you snapping it onto the spindle? You have to do that with notebook PCs, but not with desktops.

Dell Vostro 1000... | Answered on Dec 18, 2019


The best method to reset a BIOS password depends on what BIOS the computer has. Common BIOS's include AMI, Award, IBM and Phoenix. Numerous other BIOS's do exist, but these are the most common.

Some BIOS's allow you to require a password be entered before the system will boot. Some BIOS's allow you to require a password to be entered before the BIOS setup may be accessed.

The general categories of solutions to reset a BIOS password are:

* Using a Backdoor BIOS Password
* Resetting the BIOS Password using Software
* Resetting the BIOS Password using Hardware
* Vendor Specific Solutions for resetting the BIOS Password

Using a Backdoor BIOS Password

Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works, no matter what the user sets the BIOS password to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.
AMI Backdoor BIOS Passwords

Reported AMI backdoor BIOS passwords include A.M.I., AAAMMMIII, AMI?SW , AMI_SW, BIOS, CONDO, HEWITT RAND, LKWPETER, MI, and PASSWORD.
Award Backdoor BIOS Passwords

One reported Award backdoor BIOS password is eight spaces. Other reported Award backdoor BIOS passwords include 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598 , ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD PW, AWARD SW, AWARD?SW, AWARD_PW, AWARD_SW, AWKWARD, awkward, BIOSTAR, CONCAT, CONDO, Condo, condo, d8on, djonet, HLT, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, KDD, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOX, SYXZ, syxz, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, ZAAADA, ZBAAACA, and ZJAAADC.
Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords

Reported Phoenix BIOS backdoor passwords include BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, and PHOENIX.
Backdoor BIOS Passwords from Other Manufacturers

Reported BIOS backdoor passwords for other manufacturers include:

Manufacturer BIOS Password
VOBIS & IBM merlin
Dell Dell
Biostar Biostar
Compaq Compaq
Enox xo11nE
Epox central
Freetech Posterie
IWill iwill
Jetway spooml
Packard Bell bell9
QDI QDI
Siemens SKY_FOX
SOYO SY_MB
TMC BIGO
Toshiba Toshiba

Remember that what you see listed may not be the actual backdoor BIOS password, this BIOS password may simply have the same checksum as the real backdoor BIOS password. For Award BIOS, this checksum is stored at F000:EC60.
Resetting the BIOS Password using Software

Every system must store the BIOS password information somewhere. If you are able to access the machine after it has been booted successfully, you may be able to view the BIOS password. You must know the memory address where the BIOS password is stored, and the format in which the BIOS password is stored. Or, you must have a program that knows these things.

You can write your own program to read the BIOS password from the CMOS memory on a PC by writing the address of the byte of CMOS memory that you wish to read in port 0x370, and then reading the contents of port 0x371.

!BIOS will recover the BIOS password for most common BIOS versions, including IBM, American Megatrends Inc, Award and Phoenix.

CmosPwd will recover the BIOS password for the following BIOS versions:

* ACER/IBM BIOS
* AMI BIOS
* AMI WinBIOS 2.5
* Award 4.5x/4.6x/6.0
* Compaq (1992)
* Compaq (New version)
* IBM (PS/2, Activa, Thinkpad)
* Packard Bell
* Phoenix 1.00.09.AC0 (1994), a486 1.03, 1.04, 1.10 A03, 4.05 rev 1.02.943, 4.06 rev 1.13.1107
* Phoenix 4 release 6 (User)
* Gateway Solo - Phoenix 4.0 release 6
* Toshiba
* Zenith AMI

Resetting the BIOS Password using Hardware

If you cannot access the machine after if has been powered up, it is still possible to get past the BIOS password. The BIOS password is stored in CMOS memory that is maintained while the PC is powered off by a small battery, which is attached to the motherboard. If you remove this battery, all CMOS information (including the BIOS password) will be lost. You will need to re-enter the correct CMOS setup information to use the machine. The machines owner or user will most likely be alarmed when it is discovered that the BIOS password has been deleted.

On some motherboards, the battery is soldered to the motherboard, making it difficult to remove. If this is the case, you have another alternative. Somewhere on the motherboard you should find a jumper that will clear the BIOS password. If you have the motherboard documentation, you will know where that jumper is. If not, the jumper may be labeled on the motherboard. If you are not fortunate enough for either of these to be the case, you may be able to guess which jumper is the correct jumper. This jumper is usually standing alone near the battery. If you cannot locate this jumper, you might short both of the points where the battery connects to the motherboard.

If all else fails, you may have to clear the BIOS password by resetting the RTC (Real Time Clock) IC (Integrated Circuit) on your motherboard.

Many RTC's require an external battery. If your RTC is one of this type, you can clear the BIOS password just by unsocketing the RTC and reseating it.

RTC's which require external batteries include:

* Dallas Semiconductor DS12885S
* TI benchmarq bq3258S
* Motorola MC146818AP
* Hitachi HD146818AP
* Samsung KS82C6818A

Most RTC chips with integrated batteries can be reset to clear the BIOS password by shorting two pins together for a few seconds.

You will see more than one option for some chips due to testing by various people in the field. Remember to remove power from the system before shorting these pins.

RTC Chip Pins
Dallas DS1287A
TI benchmarq bp3287AMT 3 (N.C.) and 21 (NC/RCL)
Chips & Technologies P82C206 12 (GND) and 32 (5V)
-or-
74 (GND) and 75 (5V)
OPTi F82C206 3 and 26
Dallas Semiconductor DS12887A 3 (N.C.) and 21 (RCLR)

You should be able to discover how to reset the BIOS password stored in most RTC (Real Time Clock) chips by reading the manufacturers data sheet for that RTC. Some RTC's, like the Dallas DS1287 and TI benchmarq bq3287mt cannot be cleared. The solution to resetting the BIOS password on systems with those RTC's is to purchase a replacement RTC chip. How inconvenient!

Dell Vostro A860... | Answered on May 31, 2019


send me the service tag wich u can see on the bottom cover or trun on laptop u will see on screen hash code like this XXXXXXX-595B or D35b or 2A7B send me complete .ill send u password .

Dell Vostro 1400... | Answered on May 20, 2019


Internal Bluetooth card, service manual link: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1179838
Make sure you have the correct drivers installed for your OS and make sure that both wireless and bluetooth are enabled in the system setup. To do this, boot into the system setup by rebooting your computer and tapping on F2. On the left pane, look for Wireless (navigate using the arrow keys) then hit Enter, then navigate to bluetooth, make sure the setting is set to ENABLED (complete instructions for navigations and options selections should be illustrated on the lower portion of the setup screen). Once ENABLED, reboot into your OS and go into to control Panel open the bluetooth icon, make sure your external Bluetooth device (phone/smartphone, etc.) is set to discovery. Search for the device to see if it is detected.

The Bluetooth Icon will appear in the systray (lower right corner of your desktop task bar. Right click on that icon and then select the option you need. Make sure you enter the same device code in both the laptop and the device you want the computer to connect to. Hope this helps FixYa! Leave some feedback and a testimonial if you find these instructions helpful.

Dell Vostro 1510... | Answered on May 19, 2019


I might not be right but it is worth a shot. there is abad spot on the harddrive and everytime you play that game you hit the bad spot on the harddrive and the game will not play. so it might be worth the time to replace the hard drive and reinstall windows. this time tho put in a SSD it will make the computer twice as fast too

Dell Vostro 230... | Answered on Apr 24, 2019


http://www.download3000.com/download_55315.html
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DE1491AC-0AB6-4990-943D-627E6ADE9FCB
one of this will help you

Dell Vostro A860... | Answered on Apr 18, 2019


try this reset your bios.or check disk - goto run type - chkdsk. what result tell me.

Dell Vostro 1015... | Answered on Feb 21, 2019


Are the fan and vents free of dust? Is the CPU fan clean? Working? In power settings is it set for High Performance? Try SpeedFan, I'm not sure it will work with your processor but you can try: http://www.filehippo.com/download_speedfan/
. It's FREEware. You can adjust your fans to max. see if that helps your problem. Maybe the PSU is going bad.

Dell Vostro 230... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019


Hi,

Going by your post it looks like you require the BIOS password. Let me know if the password prompt appears before or after windows boot. Do send me the system service with the customer details like customer name, place of purchase, shipping address, email address and phone number along with a picture of the password prompt screen via email to [email protected] . I will then check and see what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.
#iworkfordell.

Dell VOSTRO 3500... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


possible failed CD drive or bus on motherboard.

Dell Vostro 1400... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


Adobe Flash Player failed to install.

When upgrading to a newer version of Adobe Flash Player, it (AFP), will not install if there is a previous version installed.

AND, it will Not automatically uninstall the older version.

Use the Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller tool. After it is finished, go back to Adobe Flash Player Support, download, and install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller tool, (From Adobe Flash Player Support),

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

Adobe Flash Player,

http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dell Vostro 230... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018


I have a similar issue. I used the Fn and Num Lock keys, hitting them together. It released the keys.

Dell Vostro 1510... | Answered on Nov 01, 2018


It is time to replace the hard drive for the spot where the mouse drivers are is bad so that means it will not be long before the hard drive stops working so time to back everything up while you can and get a new hard drive

Dell Vostro 1014... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018


send me service tag ill send u password

Dell Vostro 1510... | Answered on Sep 07, 2018


Davis,
You can restore the system to factory conditions by following the information below.
Dell Factory Image Restore The Dell Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu.
Start the computer and TAP the F8 key. Once the options appear on the screen you can choose Repair Your Computer and follow the prompts to restore the computer to factory conditions.
CAUTION:
This utility formats the operating system hard drive partition prior to restoring the factory image. This means data on that partition is deleted and cannot be recovered.
If the customer creates a second partition with a third-party utility, Dell Factory Image Restore is not affected as long as the image partition is not removed.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Dell Vostro 1000... | Answered on Jun 24, 2018

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